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The best online workouts for getting sweaty at home

New year, new you? From HIIT to yoga, there's an online workout for every kind of body on this list.

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Sarah Medina
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While we don't condone New Year, New You fitness resolutions, we do think working out is important for your overall physical and mental health. And after the disruptions and uncertainties of the last couple of years, it's even more important to find enjoyable workout routines that will challenge your body and restore your mind. One thing the pandemic has taught us is that you don't have to set foot in a gym or an independent studio in order to get a good sweat on. These days, the classes come to you.

We've rounded up the best online workouts to help you build muscle and get your heart pumping at home. While a lot of gyms and studios are still broadcasting their classes online (support your local studio if you can!), this list is all about online fitness plans and apps which can help you exercise consistently and track your progress along the way. Whether you're an athlete-warrior who lives for high-intensity cardio and burly strength training, a practitioner of yoga, pilates and dance, or a newbie trying to build good fitness habits, there's something here that will help you reach your goals.

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Best online workouts

Workouts: HIIT, sculpt, yoga, pilates and more 

Why download it: Fans of HIIT, this is for you: obé offers 28-minute high-intensity classes set to an awesome soundtrack that switches up moves often so you don't get bored. You'll have access to 20 live classes a day and 6,000+ on-demand workouts, which all take place in a pastel-colored workout box. 

Price: Seven-day free trial, then $19 per month or $199 per year

Workouts: Everything from dance to HIIT

Why download it: Class Pass offers a full library of workout videos with every membership, as well as access to in-person classes and beauty and wellness services. Choose from 4,000 free online workouts in HIIT & strength trainingcardioyogabarre and more, so you can get moving from the comfort of your living room.

Price: 14-day free trial then $15–$159 per month 

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Workouts: Running, strength, yoga, elliptical and more

Why download it: Aaptiv is audio-only so you don't have to worry about fiddling with your computer or phone screen during a sweat sesh and you can take it along on a run. You can also filter by skill level, workout style, duration and even music choice. What's more, dozens of new classes are added every week.  

Price: Free seven-day trial, then $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year

Workouts: Boxing, kickboxing, core 

Why download it: If you have the space and the means, this boxing setup, which comes with Bluetooth-enabled trackers in your boxing wraps and a punching bag, is totally worth it. Follow along with elite trainers on the boxing or kickboxing paths, or tune into the workouts of the day, all while trying to hit the punch goal every round. 

Price: $999–$1,219 for initial setup, then $39 per month 

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Workouts: Everything from HIIT to strength to meditation

Why download it: glo's on-demand classes won't just help your body to stay fit, they'll help to keep your mind ship-shape too with guided meditation. Both types of classes, which include full-body strength training, cardio, yoga and pilates, are available in multiple lengths and challenge levels to fit a wide variety of users.

Price: 7-day free trial then $18 per month or $162 per year

Workouts: Various full-body including pilates, yoga and dance  

Why download it: As part of this famously body-positive program, you master a new 25-minute routine (meant for all skill levels) every week so that by the end of the week it's almost meditative. After the new routine is released on Mondays, you can submit questions about the positions and sequences performed and Bethany herself will answer them on Wednesdays. 

Price: 10-day free trial then $35 per month 

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Workouts: Bodyweight, yoga, stretching and more

Why download it: This app's extensive library lets you stream workouts, commit to a training program, get tips from elite athletes and can even help you sleep better. Multi-week programs include a prescribed series of workouts, nutrition tips, and wellness guidance to help you build healthy habits in the long term. 

Price: Premium membership is currently free 

Workouts: Yoga, barre, pilates, meditation and stretching

Why download it: This isn't your basic yoga app. True yogis will love that Alo offers vinyasa, ashtanga, kundalini, hatha, restorative and other varieties. Those looking to get more flexible in the new year or just add something to their skill set will love the guidance on how to do a handstand or stretch into the splits. 

Price: 14-day free trial then $20 per month or $199 per year

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Workouts: Bodyweight, high-intensity strength and yoga and barre 

Why download it: This women-focused app comes with a dedicated community and follow-along guides so you can finally learn how to properly do burpees, squats and other moves that make up the 21-minute interval workouts. Choose from different workout tracts like strength, yoga, postpartum and barre. 

Price: Seven-day free trial then $19.99 per month or $119.94 per year

Workouts: Cardio, barre, strength, yoga, kickboxing, postpartum and more 

Why download it: Consider this your membership to thousands of different boutique studios across the USA. NeoU offers just about every kind of workout, with both live-stream and pre-recorded versions led by some of the country's top trainers, that you can easily stream on your TV, phone or tablet simultaneously. 

Price: Free seven-day trial, then $4.99 for a month or $34.99 for a year 

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